Coulomb's law

noun Cou·lomb's law \ ˈkü-ˌlämz- , -ˌlōmz- \

Definition of Coulomb's law

: a statement in physics: the force of attraction or repulsion acting along a straight line between two electric charges is directly proportional to the product of the charges and inversely to the square of the distance between them

First Known Use of coulomb's law

1854


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